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Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive – Times of India
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Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive – Times of India

Flight 93 National Memorial. AP PhotoHARRISBURG: Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map - as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's collective memory. And even schools that do teach about the day may only bring it up only on the anniversary, rather than as a point in a long arc of history and a turning point that left the US irrevocably changed, 20 years later. Families of Flight 93's 40 passengers and crew members are trying something new to change that: an annual award for heroism. Nominations open Monday through the nonprofit group, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial. The award aims to reward selfless ac...